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Crunchy Calzones with Italian Sausage and Broccoli

Nicole and I ate at a local Italian restaurant last week. This place is expensive and shi shi. The menu reads well and the decor was upscale and modern. I had my doubts about the food when I noticed the salt and pepper (pre-ground) shakers on the table. We ordered an appetizer with “roasted bell pepper” as one of the components. It was very obvious to me the peppers came from a jar and I lost all respect for the place. I ordered a calzone for my entree thinking “how bad could it be?” Needless to say I was inspired to make my homemade calzones for Nicole.

I would like to commend you if this is your first time making a calzone.  It’s a little laborious and evolved but very rewarding. The filling is versatile as you are limited only by your imagination. Here are the ingredients for the dough. I prefer using yeast from a jar. It stays fresh in your refrigerator for quite a while. 

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